Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree:
  • A first honours degree; normally 2:2 or above ideally in a health related subject.
  • Any overseas qualifications should be equivalent to UK qualifications which meet our entry requirements. If you have completed your degree outside the UK, we will require a clear copy of your degree documentation to ensure UK ENIC comparability. Please note that all applicants who are invited to interview will be required to present their original degree documentation

GCSEs and equivalents:

  • English and Maths GCSE at grade A* - C / 4-9 (please contact our Admissions team if you have equivalent qualifications)

Additional requirements:

  • Relevant work experience: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 700 hours current healthcare experience. This can be through either paid or voluntary work, but must be verifiable by a supervisor or line manager.
  • Participation in values based recruitment.
  • Satisfy the requirements of the Nursing & Midwifery Council in respect of physical and mental fitness and will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of ‘Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults
  • All applicants are required to submit a portfolio to demonstrate recognition of prior learning of how their previous care experience and graduate studies have equipped them to undertake an accelerated nursing programme, in line with Part 1 of the NMC Future Nurse: standards of proficiency for registered nurses (NMC, 2023).
International requirements:
  • IELTS: For International students entry requirements will include IELTs Grade required (Minimum standards – courses may vary): 6.0 Overall with 5.5 in each component.

Months of entry


Course content

Why study Nursing (Mental Health) at Liverpool John Moores University?

  • Join our two-year degree to qualify as a Registered Mental Health Nurse.
  • Designed for Level 6 graduates in any field, with approximately six months care or health experience.
  • £6,000 per year NHS Training Grant as standard for Mental Health Nursing students living in England, Wales and Northern Ireland plus another £2,000 for students with dependent children (eligibility criteria apply).
  • Learn in professional-standard clinical simulation suites.
  • Fantastic placements across a range of clinical and civic service areas.

About this course

The MSc Nursing with Registered Status programme will prepare you for the complex, demanding, and rewarding arena of mental health nursing. This programme supports you to become a proficient, safe and accountable practitioner, who can deliver person-centred, evidence based and effective care.

The programme is a full time programme delivered across two years.

Year 1 of the programme consists of 4 modules totalling 90 credits, building upon the healthcare experience that you already have. You will embed the theoretical understanding of contemporary nursing practice alongside development of complex nursing skills within clinical practice. You will further develop knowledge of evidence based practice and begin to explore the role of research within nursing.

Year 2 of the programme also consists of 4 modules totalling 90 credits, enabling you to develop skills as an emerging autonomous practitioner with a deep theoretical and practical understanding of the complexities of nursing care and how nurses can support, empower and advocate for the best interests of patients.

Information for international students

Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090